The Limerick Challenge

The Beeb is having a Limerick Challenge in honour of National Poetry Day.
In that spirit, they invite you to come up with the next four lines of any of these openers.

On Arnie's first day in the job...

At Blackpool one day by the sea...

When Tony asked Gordon to lunch...

A mind-reader picked up a gun...

I'll try a few openers that might be more interesting:

There once was a man named Dewey...

One fine day I found a book...

I work at the library of Nantucket...

We're happy to be implementing CIPA...

I'm a proud memeber of the ALA...
Update: 10/10 05:46 EST by B:It's Friday, it's funny, so I'm bumping this up a bit. Brian wins a special prize for this one:

The library staff in NantucketSupplies its Web surfers with buckets.
A sponge and some bleach,
Within easy reach,
Boston Public Library violates principles of freedom of information by routinely denying requests made through enquiries at the reference desk for records that are legitimately public.

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la la la

On Arnie's first day on the job
The librarian said, "What a slob!
In his book, not a Post-it
Nor a bookmark at most. It
was half-eaten corn-on-the-cob!"

Once more, with feeling (and line breaks)

On Arnie's first day on the job
The librarian said, "What a slob!
In his book, not a Post-it
Nor a bookmark at most. It
Was half-eaten corn-on-the-cob!"

hmm

There once was a guy on the net,
One in line said: "You're not done, YET?"
It soon came to blows
And this only shows
Public access - a dangerous bet.

Early one library morn
A patron was looking at porn
Told him to stop
He sneered: "Call the cops!"
Now banned from our site, he's forlorn.

(Ok, it was a bad weekend at the ref desk! :))

Re:hmm

Stupid spacing - please insert your own in the above.


(Why is there a "change" button that doesn't do anything?)

Mind-reader

A mind-reader picked up a gun.
Said "Hand over the records here, son."
Stuffed up his crack
was the PATRIOT Act
and he knew I thought Ashcroft had won.

LISNews: The "L" is for Limerick!

While reading this L-I-S-News,
I sometimes come down with the blues.
There's CIPA and closings,
And shushing doll posings,
And John Ashcroft saying "J'accuse!"

Another damn limerick

A hotel with books in its foyer
Was a creative employer
Of old DDC,
'til OCLC
Let loose the leash of its lawyer.

Another one ...

The library staff in Nantucket
Supplies its Web surfers with buckets.
A sponge and some bleach,
Within easy reach,
Boston Public Library violates principles of freedom of information by routinely denying requests made through enquiries at the reference desk for records that are legitimately public.

Re:Another one ...

Can we moderate higher than 5 for this one? Please!!

CIPA porn....I mean poem...no the other....

We're happy to be implementing CIPA,
To protect the wee tykes at their play,
But we find it obscene,
That we all have to screen,
What adults can view, OK

Re:Another one ...

Ack! Morning coffee-splutter... Brian wins.

bump it up? keep it up!

A proud member of the ALASaw Mr. Meese on "Today"It wasn't an accident:The member all flaccid wentUntil Mr. Meese walked away.

Re:Another one ...

Kudos for creativity ...

limerick

One fine day I found a book….
Exalted, I yelled “Kim, take a look!�
It’s been missing for days, weeks, maybe longer
Overdue, lost, even withdrawner
But, alas, do not fret, it was buried on my desk, all alonger!

ALA - The peoples palindrome

I'm a proud member of ALA,You'll notice my badge and beret.My boots help remind,Smartly placed on the behind,Of comrades who have lost their way.

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